Responding safely to young people experiencing domestic abuse

Young person

Date: 28 Feb 2018
Venue: Glasgow - Robertson House, 152 Bath Street G2 4TB
Length: 1 day (0930-1630)
Cost: £95 for statutory organisations and £75 for voluntary sector


Join SafeLives Head of Learning and Accreditation and qualified Youth and Community worker Jo Morrish for a one-day interactive training event aimed at skilling practitioners who work in Scotland on how best to respond safely and effectively to young people experiencing (or who have previously experienced) domestic abuse from a partner. 

Throughout the day you can expect to develop your understanding of the attitudes of young people (late teens) and how to broach the subject of possible domestic abuse in their relationships. The course will run through how to use the risk assessment tool SafeLives Young Person’s Dash effectively. Jo will also take learners through referral routes and safety planning.


Learning outcomes

By the end of the course you can expect to:

  • Understand the reasons why it is difficult for young people to recognise and disclose abuse in relationships.
  • Understand the ways in which young people may behave in response to abuse.
  • Understand the importance of risk assessment and safety planning.
  • Understand the importance of child protection measures and of working with other relevant agencies.
  • Be aware of current research findings in relation to the prevalence and nature of domestic abuse between young people.
  • Have considered common attitudes held by young people towards domestic abuse and how to engage and challenge.


Jo MorrishAbout Jo

Jo started working at SafeLives as an associate trainer in 2006. She is now Head of Learning and Accreditation. Jo is a qualified Youth and Community worker. Prior to working at SafeLives, Jo worked as an Outreach worker, Idva, and women’s support worker at North Devon Women’s Aid. She has run group work programmes with women and children who have experienced domestic abuse. 


Learner feedback

Can straightaway be helpful to practice

Course is informative, well taught and interesting

I would recommend to colleagues working with young people who have prior experience of issues around domestic abuse


Who is the course for?

This course is suitable for anyone who works with young people (aged 16+), including professionals in social work, education, health, and a wide range of YP support roles.



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